October 18, 2013
SEWARD, Neb. – Dakota State kicked off their pair of non-conference volleyball matches in Nebraska Friday evening, making their first stop at the Walz Arena. The Trojans could not halt their losing skid as they dropped in three straight sets to Concordia (Neb.) by the scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-16.
Dakota State's current overall record stands at 5-22. The Bulldogs, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, improved their overall record to 14-9.
Allison Thielsen recorded six digs for DSU's defense. Vander Wal added five digs.
Katherine Gonzalez had two service aces for the Troajns. Pick recorded three solo blocks and a block assist (3.5 total blocks).
Paige Getz smashed 12 kills for Concordia. Mariah Schamp added 10 kills. Claire White and Tiegen Skains each had eight kills. Alayna Kavanaugh recorded a match-high 30 assists.
White led the Bulldogs' defense with eight digs. Kayla James had seven digs.
White recorded three service aces in the match for CUNE.
The Bulldogs outhit the Trojans 43-18. DSU was held to a negative .018 in hitting efficiency (19 errors in 76 attempts) compared to CUNE's .208 hitting percentage (23 errors in 96 attempts).
Concordia had seven service aces compared to the Trojans' five service aces.
DSU recorded seven team blocks, while CUNE had four team blocks.
The Trojan junior varsity volleyball team lost in two straight sets to the Bulldogs. The DSU's junior varsity volleyball team concluded their 2013 season with a 7-7 overall record and 3-2 in North Star Athletic Association conference play.
Dakota State attempts to end their losing skid Saturday afternoon as they visit Saint Mary (Neb.). Both team will be meeting for the third time this season. First serve at the Lied Fitness Center is set for 1 p.m. in Omaha.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director